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AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

 

 

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women -- and some men -- who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names.

 

 

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

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The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni.

 

 

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.

 

 

The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by scandals

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals.

 

 

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

A group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

 

 

Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.

 

 

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

 

 

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.

 

 

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend -- but not by choice.

 

 

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

 

 

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027.

 

 

Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China is intensifying.

 

 

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired.

 

 

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades -- longer than any other current member.

 

 

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67.

 

 

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

Posted 11/22/2017 in National

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.

 

 

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

Posted 11/21/2017 in National

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.

 

 

Shootings put semi-automatic rifles ads under new scrutiny

Posted 11/21/2017 in National

The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life.

 

 

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

Posted 11/21/2017 in National

A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator.

 

 

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